Black People : Playstation 2 component incites African war

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  1. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Playstation 2 component incites African war
    Console war reaches past the couch and into the Congo, claims report.


    By Ben Silverman
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    Has the video game industry dug up its very own blood diamond?

    According to a report by activist site Toward Freedom, for the past decade the search for a rare metal necessary in the manufacturing of Sony's Playstation 2 game console has fueled a brutal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    At the center of the conflict is the unrefined metallic ore, coltan. After processing, coltan turns into a powder called tantalum, which is used extensively in a wealth of western electronic devices including cell phones, computers and, of course, game consoles.

    Allegedly, the demand for coltan prompted Rwandan military groups and western mining companies to plunder hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the rare metal, often by forcing prisoners-of-war and even children to work in the country's coltan mines.

    "Kids in Congo were being sent down mines to die so that kids in Europe and America could kill imaginary aliens in their living rooms," said Ex-British Parliament Member Oona King (entire story)
     
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    wow...i really would like to know the real deal behind this situation...
    this is a real shame....smh

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    i'm

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    Thats ****** up. If it ain't one thing its another thing going on over there with the greedy corps and the even greedy-er militia groups.
    The middle east and africa aint never gonna get their **** togetha . . . Now I'm going back in my dorm room to play my playstation 3.

    :SuN003:
     
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    I heard of this from a friend who tarveled to Congo a few years ago.

    glad this iformation is surfacing.
     
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    I would've known this I would've never had bought my PS2 some 7 odd years ago.......this is sickening.............
     
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    wow.....i'm like in dismay.....how sad who woulda ever known
     
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    old news

    oldsoul started a class thread on the subject of coltan some time back. i included an article i had run across some years before i found this site. (in fact, running a search through the forum for "coltan" brings back 12 hits.)
     
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